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The Real Meaning of Software Transformation for Businesses Today

As companies and industries embrace the full logic of open communities, automation, and services-oriented architectures, software creates a trajectory that has and will continue to radically transform how we do and consume things, and how we run our lives and businesses. This post from Pivotal's Transformation practice leader, Siobhan McFeeney, offers some insight and advice on how businesses can cope and grow in the face of this opportunity.

How Pivotal Labs Transformed IDEO Labs Development Approach

Pair programming and agile development have become popular buzzwords in recent years, but these practices have been fundamental to how Pivotal Labs develops and delivers products since its inception. As a result, companies often collaborate directly with Labs to develop applications, while also learning techniques of close collaboration and iterative development. Members of IDEO Labs, the research and development group within global design agency IDEO, recently spent a month at Pivotal Labs to build an application using agile development methods.

On-Device Open Source CI and CD for Mobile Reinvented: Meet Concourse

Concourse is a simple-yet-flexible open source continuous integration system which is maintained and developed by a team of engineers at Pivotal. For the Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) team in Toronto, which focuses on mobile services, Concourse was a useful upgrade from GoCD, our previous CI/CD system. The flexibility of Concourse enables us to continuously test and deploy our PCF Services, and with minimal setup, add a Mac Mini worker for on-device mobile testing. In this post, Pivotal’s Topher Bullock explains how to setup Concourse to continually run tests on iOS devices.

PIVOTAL LABS A Valid SSL Certificate for Every IP Address enables developers to equip their servers with valid SSL certificates for free (albeit with an awkward hostname); this blog post discusses how the framework was created using BOSH

Two Subtle Influencers in Product Design

A discussion of a few factors that can influence users and affect product design.

Pivotal Girls Who Code Event Inspires Women To Work In IT

Since 2012, Pivotal has teamed up with Girls Who Code to encourage young women to pursue computer-related degrees and careers. In today’s world, too many young women are forgoing a career in computer science even though they showed high interest in science, technology, engineering, and math subjects.

Siobhan McFeeney to Lead Pivotal’s Transformation Practice

Our customers achieve the greatest business outcome when they take on digital transformation—not just implementing software or delivering a project—but taking the learnings from a smaller, collaborative IT and business team then expanding the approach to become a true software and data-driven company. This week, we are announcing the leader of our transformation practice at Pivotal Labs. One the most influential women in Bay Area business, Siobhan McFeeney will be leading the group and helping our customers achieve a greater impact to their top and bottom line—all by optimizing their use of Pivotal solutions.

Troubleshooting BOSH Releases/Deployments

Debugging a BOSH Release and it subsequent deployment can be challenging, but there are a few tricks which can ease the burden (e.g. preventing the tear-down of the compilation VM in order to troubleshoot the failure in vivo).

Pivotal Cloud Foundry Mobile Push Services

Today's world is inextricably linked with mobile applications. These can be smartphone based, but increasingly smartwatch based! This opens up a world of new customer interaction that revolves around the timely communication of relevant information. This could be driven by context, by location, by timeframe—a multitude of factors. How do you ensure you can provide a reliable, scalable and powerful notification service across all mobile devices with minimum effort? This week Pivotal Labs' Matt Smith is a guest on the podcast to discuss the PCF Mobile Push Service that helps with just that!

Pivotal Developers Discuss Microservices and IoT at QCon

QCon is a convention for professional software developers, offering direct and frank discussions on new technologies and common challenges. Taking place June 10-12 at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, QCon New York features presentations and talks on timely topics such as microservices, mobile development, and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Pivotal’s Josh Long and Farhan Thawar will join the discussion, leading a presentation and day-long track at the event.